Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 625–627 | Cite as

Homopolymerization of cyclic olefins by a molybdenum olefin metathesis catalyst

  • Jay A. Johnston
  • Michael F. Farona


The cyclic olefins cyclopentene, norbornene, exo- and endodicyclopentadiene, exo, exo-norbornadiene dimer, and indene were homopolymerized by Mo (CO)5py/C2H5AlCl2/(C4H9)4NCl. In most cases, the polymers obtained were of the ring-opened type, but also showed ringretention to varying degrees, depending on the temperature of polymerization. Generally, ring-opening polymerization was favored at lower temperatures. The dicyclopentadiene monomers gave crosslinked materials, showing reaction through both double bonds.


Polymer Indene Molybdenum Double Bond Metathesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay A. Johnston
    • 1
  • Michael F. Farona
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of AkronAkronUSA

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